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Liverpool: Remembering the 2011-12 EPL Season (Game 11/38)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  Both teams observe a minutes silence before the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield on November 5, 2011 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Michael KohCorrespondent IIIMay 27, 2012

Liverpool played in front of 45,013 spectators at Anfield against newly-promoted Swansea City

Already slated to have a poor season, Swansea came to Merseyside to prove to everyone that they were Premier League material. 

The home side got off to a confident and bright start after coming from a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich. Andy Carroll had a great chance to put the Reds up a goal, but his shot ended up bouncing off the crossbar (anyone counting?). 

The visitors created some chances and fielded dangerous passes through the Liverpool back four, but the defenders stood vigilant and helped Pepe Reina rein in the Swansea attack. 

However, the Swans surprised the hosts as Danny Graham unleashed a fierce shot, which Reina saved mid-air. 

The Swans proved to be a tough match as they produced quick counters over and over again which almost resulted in a goal by Nathan Dyer.

Dirk Kuyt was called offsides after he had scored for the Reds and the match ended in a drab 0-0 draw against a side that, at least on paper, should have been easy to dominate.

At least Liverpool recorded a clean sheet.

 

November 5: Swansea City (H)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield on November 5, 2011 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Clive Mason/Getty Images

Liverpool Lineup

 Goalkeeper: Reina
Defense: Johnson, Skrtel, Agger (yellow 67'), Enrique
Midfield: Henderson (off 45'), Lucas, Adam (yellow 13'), Downing
Attack: Suarez, Carroll (off 75')
Substitutes: Coates, Kelly, Doni, Rodriguez, Kuyt (on 45'), Spearing, Bellamy (75)

 

Swansea City Lineup

 Goalkeeper: Vorm
Defense: Rangel, Monk, Williams (yellow 81'), Taylor (yellow 56')
Midfield: Gower (off 90+3'), Britton, Dyer, Allen, Routledge (off 75')
Attack: Graham
Substitutes: Moore, Agustien (on 90+3'), Tremmel, Sinclair (on 75'), Lita, Moras, Richards

 

You can read the full match report here.

 

Match Stats: (Home | Away)

 Total shots: 25 | 12
Shots on target: 5 | 3
Shot accuracy: 29.4% | 33.3%
Possession: 52.3% | 47.7%
Offsides: 2 | 4
Corners: 11 | 4
Total passes: 512 | 471
Passing accuracy: 83% | 85.8%
Total crosses: 36 | 17
Successful crosses: 33.3% | 23.8% 
Tackles: 13 | 19
Tackles won: 69.2% | 73.7%
Fouls conceded: 15 | 5
Yellow cards: 2 | 2
Red cards: 0 | 0

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  Manager of Swansea City Brendan Rodgers gesticulates during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield on November 5, 2011 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Clive Mason/Getty Images

 

Liverpool Stats for the Season

 Goals: 14
Conceded: 10
Shots: 194
Shots on target: 58
Offsides: 43
Corners: 92
Passes: 5144
Crosses: 305
Tackles: 213
Fouls conceded: 110
Yellow cards: 16
Red cards: 2

 

Liverpool Form: W, D, L (H) / w, d, l (A)

 W-w-D-D-w-D

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